Army Explains Umuahia NUJ Centre Incident, Vows To Discipline Soldiers

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The 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has  reacted to social media publications alleging that troops on patrol in Umuahia town e invaded the NUJ Press Centre in   the town  at about 10.00am  on Tuesday

A statement by Assistant Director Public Relations 14 Brigade Major Oyegoke Badamosi  “While it was true  there was an issue between some soldiers  on routine patrol, the magnitude is not as was reported.

“What happened was that while the soldiers on patrol near the Abia State NUJ Secretariat, they noticed some people filming them. Unfortunately, they seized and damaged their recording devices; an iPad and 2 mobile phones.

“ Preliminary investigation shows that the items belong to journalists on their legitimate duties.

“Consequently, the Commander 14 Brigade and Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division  waded into the matter which has since been resolved amicably.

“In addition, the soldiers involved and will face disciplinary action,” the statement said.

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